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Pride and profit : the intersection of Jane Austen and Adam Smith

Author: Cecil E Bohanon; Michelle Albert Vachris
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2015]
Series: Capitalist thought: studies in philosophy, politics, and economics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Pride and Profit explores the ways in which Jane Austen's novels interact with the ideas of economist Adam Smith. Bohanon and Vachris show how Smithian perspectives on virtue are depicted in Austen's  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Jane Austen; Jane Austen; Adam Smith; Jane Austen; Adam Smith; Jane Austen; Adam Smith
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cecil E Bohanon; Michelle Albert Vachris
ISBN: 9780739191835 0739191837
OCLC Number: 925411002
Description: ix, 195 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1 Introduction: Why Jane Austen and Adam Smith? 2 A General Introduction to Smith's Moral Theory 3 Virtues and Vices in Smith 4 Self-Command in Sense and Sensibility 5 Prudence, Benevolence, and Justice in Mansfield Park 6 Vanity in Persuasion 7 Pride in Pride and Prejudice 8 Greed and Promises in Northanger Abbey 9 Man of System and Impartial Spectator in Emma 10 Land Rents, Income, and Entails 11 Representation of Business in Smith and Austen: Adopting the Bourgeois Virtues 12 Social Rank in Smith and Austen 13 Reflections on the Intersection between Jane Austen and Adam Smith and its Relevance for Today
Series Title: Capitalist thought: studies in philosophy, politics, and economics.
Responsibility: Cecil E. Bohanon and Michelle Albert Vachris.

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What do Adam Smith and Jane Austen have in common? This tour de force ties the worlds of economics and literature together, leaving the reader delighted and informed along the way. -- Tyler Cowen, Read more...

 
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